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Family of Four! Zach and Tori Roloff Welcome Daughter Lilah Ray: ‘The Perfect Addition’

Zach and Tori Roloff are parents again!

The Little People, Big World couple welcomed their second child, a baby girl, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, a rep for the family confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Daughter Lilah Ray Roloff was born at 6:52 p.m., weighing 8 lbs., 9 oz., and measuring 18½ inches long.

“Zach and I are so excited to introduce you to our sweet baby girl Lilah. She has been the perfect addition to our family!” the new mom of two tells PEOPLE.

Baby Lilah joins big brother Jackson Kyle, 2½, whom the couple welcomed in May 2017. Like his father, Jackson has achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism.

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The couple first announced on Instagram that they were expecting their second child back in May, posting a photo shoot with their son Jackson.

“Yay!! Tori and I are excited to announce that Jackson is going to be a big brother to a little sister!!” Zach captioned his post, which showed his son wearing a shirt reading “Big Brother.”

Tori, 28, made her own announcement, writing, “Zachary and I are so excited to announce that Jackson is going to be a big brother! We are expecting a sweet baby girl this November! 🎀”

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Tori documented her second pregnancy on social media, but it was a rough one sometimes, the new mom of two shared in August. “Im not one of those women who loves being pregnant. In fact there’s not a lot of times I do love being pregnant,” she wrote.

“I thank God for this amazing gift every single day and I know how blessed I am but it definitely hasn’t made me feel my best. I love feeling baby girl move inside me. I love sharing this experience with Zach and Jackson! I love that God has given me a gift and chosen me to be this sweet child’s mama.”

The couple also shared how they were preparing for the arrival of baby No. 2, which included upgrading Jackson from a crib to a full-size bed.

“First night in his big boy bed! You can stop growing now Jackson! 😭💙 #babyjroloff,” Tori captioned her August post, explaining in the comments section, “We’re having a baby and didn’t want to buy another crib.”

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Zach and Tori first met back in 2010 when she was working on the Roloff family farm, and the two married in 2015.

“A coworker told me, ‘Zachary really thinks you’re cute, but doesn’t think you’ll ever go out with him,’ ” Tori told PEOPLE after Jackson’s birth. “Our first date lasted five hours, and we’ve been together ever since.”

Tori had previously shut down rumors that she was pregnant with her second child last October, sharing a statement on Instagram that she was not expecting.

“If and when Zach and I are blessed with another little one we will share on our own time and in our own way. We love you guys and so appreciate your love and support,” she captioned her post. “No one wants to see baby J be a big brother more than I do but let’s wait patiently together!”

  • By Greta Bjornson
  • By Emily Strohm
  • Little People, Big World star Tori Roloff shared an emotional Instagram post about her 2-year-old son, Jackson.
  • In it, Tori reflected on the day that reminded her that Jackson “is different.”
  • Jackson was born with achondroplasia — a form of dwarfism he inherited from his father, Zach.

If you haven’t heard yet, Little People, Big World stars Tori and Zach Roloff are expanding their family with a baby girl arriving this fall. While Tori has kept it 100% real with Instagram followers about the excitement and struggles of her second pregnancy, she’s also opened up about what it’s been like raising her first child, Jackson.

Over Memorial Day weekend, Tori shared a picture of her family with 2-year-old Jackson front and center. The expecting mother accompanied the photo with a heartbreaking message that gave insight into a private family moment at an amusement park. Tori always encourages Jackson to enjoy himself on rides, but this time, the toddler wasn’t able to join the other children because of his height.

“I often forget that my son is any different than yours,” she wrote on Instagram. “I forget that he has shorter legs, because he can get around and run just like any other 2 year old. I forget he has short arms, because he can still reach everything around the house (even the stuff we don’t want him to). I forget that he’s different because he’s so capable and I see nothing other than my mister mister.”

She continued: “Today pointed out that he is different and that’s never going to change. He watched as kids (many younger than him) rode rides at a festival here in town and he wasn’t able to join. Jackson wanted so bad to ride the airplanes that went up and down but the height requirement wouldn’t allow him to (which I totally understand!).”

Jackson was born with achondroplasia, the same form of dwarfism that Zach has. In October 2018, Tori revealed that she found out that Baby J had the condition when she was 34 weeks pregnant.

Now, Tori said she is nothing but thankful to Zach for always being such a positive role model.

She wrote: “I’m so proud of my husband and his outlook on it all and even more proud of my son who brushes things off with ease and I pray they both continue to do this.”

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I swear your heart doubles in size when you have a child. Sometimes I feel like my heart may burst with joy. I love you, bud. 💙 #babyjroloff

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Jackson Roloff is the 11-month-old son of Tori and Zach Roloff. The family is featured on the popular TLC show, Little People, Big World. The show is back for its 13th season, and will air on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Baby Jackson, lovingly referred to as “Baby J” by his parents, was born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. He Has Achondroplasia, the Same Type of Dwarfism as His Dad

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Happy Father’s Day Zachary. There’s not a single person I’d rather being taking this journey of parenthood with. Seeing you with Baby J makes me fall more and more in love with you. Jackson and I love you so much and we can’t wait for many more fathers days ahead! #zandtpartyofthree #storyofzachandtori

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Jackson was diagnosed with achondroplasia, the same type of dwarfism that his dad, Zach, was born with. Although he was born at a healthy weight of 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20.5 inches long, Jackson will be short in stature as he ages.

“People who have achondroplasia have abnormal bone growth that causes the following clinical symptoms: short stature with disproportionately short arms and legs, short fingers, a large head (macrocephaly) and specific facial features with a prominent forehead (frontal bossing) and mid-face hypoplasia,” according to the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Jackson’s grandparents, Amy and Matt Roloff, are both “little people.” Matt Roloff has diastrophic dysplasia, while Amy was born with achondroplasia. They have four children, Jeremy, Zach, Molly, and Jacob, only one of whom (Zach) was born with dwarfism.

2. He Was Born via C-Section on May 12, 2017 & Had a 50-50 Chance of Inheriting the ‘Little People’ Gene

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The first time you hold your baby… nothing like it in the world. Can’t wait to share Baby Jacksons birth story with you all tonight on @tlc ! I can’t believe he’s already almost two months old! 😩💙👶🏻 #zandtpartyofthree

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Jackson Roloff was born via c-section on May 12, 2017. He had a 50-50 chance of inheriting the dwarfism gene from his dad.

“A person who has achondroplasia who is planning to have children with a partner who does not have achondroplasia has a 50 percent chance, with each pregnancy, of having a child with achondroplasia. When both parents have achondroplasia, the chance for them, together, to have a child with normal stature is 25 percent. Their chance of having a child with achondroplasia is 50 percent. Their chance for having a child who inherits the gene mutation from both parents (called homozygous achondroplasia – a condition that leads to death) is 25 percent,” the National Human Genome Research Institute reports.

Although the Roloffs didn’t know whether or not their son was going to be born with achondroplasia, they had a pretty good indication that he would, based on some of their ultrasounds.

On Season 12 of Little People, Big World, fans watched as Zach and Tori had an ultrasound and doctors told them that their son’s limbs were measuring below average.

“We went to the doctor yesterday — it’s not for sure, but all the limbs are measuring below average,” Zach told his mom, Amy, on the phone.

When Tori and Zach announced the birth of their son, they didn’t immediately reveal that he was born with achondroplasia. Zach revealed his son’s diagnosis in a vlog for TLC.

“He came in as an LP. He’s an achon, so he’s just like me. We’re super excited for it. We’ll hope to just give him a healthy, happy life and support him in every way. Hopefully he can experience as much of the world as Tori and me have been able to and hopefully much more. He may have to take two steps for everyone else’s one step, but hopefully we’ll be able to raise him in a way where that won’t stop him,” Zach said.

3. People With Achondroplasia Have Normal Life Spans, But Might Need Surgery Along the Way

Males with achondroplasia generally grow to be about four feet, four inches tall. Despite their short stature, people with this condition have normal life spans.

Although Jackson will need to have his height, weight, and head circumference monitored as he grows, there isn’t any specific treatment that he will need as he gets older.

People with achondroplasia can have complications, however. For example, Zach Roloff has had some health issues related to his dwarfism.

“I had to have leg straightening, so I had two casts on. Then I had to go back into surgery sophomore year of high school, they added screws to the leg,” Zach told his wife on a previous Little People, Big World episode.

Below are some other things that could affect Jackson as he gets older, according to the National Human Genome Research Institute.

“To help with breathing, surgical removal of the adenoids and tonsils, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) by nasal mask, or a surgical opening in the airway (tracheostomy) may be needed to correct obstructive sleep apnea. When there are problems with the lower limbs, such as hyperreflexia, clonus or central hypopnea, then surgery called suboccipital decompression is performed to decrease pressure on the brain.”

4. The Roloffs Are Very Patient With Jackson

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Toe beans and toofies. Im obsessed with everything about you. 💙 #babyjroloff #babygaplove

A post shared by Tori Roloff (@toriroloff) on Mar 6, 2018 at 3:13pm PST

Despite Tori and Zach knowing that their child had a 50-50 chance of being born a dwarf, Tori previously explained that the idea of having a child with dwarfism was “scary.”

“It’s a big deal. It is scary. No parent wants to hear that their child is different, no matter what. I think as a parent, it would be scary. If you didn’t know anything about dwarfism and you found out your child was a dwarf, that would be scary. There are certain things that come along with having an achondroplasia child that would be more difficult than having a child that was average height,” she previously said on LPBW.

Over the past several months, Tori and Zach have been patient and loving when it comes to their son. Both seem to be taking things one day at a time and making sure that Jackson is getting what he needs to thrive.

“The world is changing. People are more open to diversity. Whatever he wants to do, we’re going to find a way to help him do it. That’s our job in life now … it’s part of the whole package of who he is. He’s happy and healthy. That’s all that matters,” Zach Roloff told People Magazine last year.

Each month, Tori has posted an update on her son, who seems to be doing really well. On March 12, she posted an update when he turned 10 months old.

“Jackson can wave hello and goodbye. He can find airplanes and lights. He has 8 teeth.
He wants to stand 24/7. Eats eggs (when he feels like it) and chicken. Still sleeps 11 hours,” her Instagram post read.

5. It’s Possible for Jackson to Have an Average-Sized Sibling

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Happy first day of spring from this friendly! 😍 (ps I wish they had this emoji with blue heart eyes because that would be how I feel every day). ☀️💐🌸🌷🌻🌺 #babyjroloff #gaplove

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If Zach and Tori Roloff decide that they’d like to have more children, it is possible that their future children will be born without achondroplasia. If Tori were to get pregnant again, her unborn baby would have the same 50-50 odds at inheriting his or her dad’s dwarfism gene that Jackson had.

After all, both of Zach’s parents are “little people,” and only one of their children inherited the gene.

It is unknown how many children Zach and Tori want to have. There have been plenty of rumors that Tori is already pregnant with her second child, but she has taken to social media over the past few months to set the record straight.

Interestingly, while dwarfism might run in the Roloff family, Zach’s brother, Jeremy, and his wife, Audrey, welcomed their daughter, Ember Jean, who was not born with dwarfism, last year.

Tori Roloff has responded to a very personal question about her second pregnancy.

By giving a very personal and candid response.

The Little People, Big World star is already a mother to a two-year old named Jackson.

And, yes, he’s a dwarf.

Jackson was born with achondroplasia, the same condition that inflicts both his father and his paternal grandparents and it means it will not grow up to be of average size.

A handful of curious social media users out around the Internet are therefore wondering whether Jackson’s sister will be the same way.

It’s not guaranteed; Amy and Matt Roloff have four children and Zach is the only dwarf among them.

Tori could easily ignore all these inquiries about the girl growing in her womb, but she has been as open as one can be throughout this process and continued to be that way when the topic was broached late last week.

“So everyone keeps asking after seeing the ultrasound of baby girl if she is a little person or average height, and the answer is we don’t know, and we won’t know until she’s born,” Roloff said in a video.

As mentioned right above, she said this after posting an ultrasound photo of her impending daughter alongside an ultrasound photo of her son from her first pregnancy.

Yes, Tori explained, she and Zach have the option of learning more about their baby-to-be.

But this doesn’t mean they’re anxious to take it.

In fact, they are choosing not to do so.

“ can find out through an amniotic draw if you’re having a dwarf or not, but Zach and I opted out of that just because we don’t care either way,” she continued.

“We also just don’t have a lot of risk involved with it. … We love her and we can’t wait to meet her.”

Jackson weighed in at nine pounds and one ounce and measured 20.5 inches long at the time of his birth in May 2017, both “normal” figures for a baby.

Still, he does have achondroplasia and this will affect him for the rest of his life.

“You have to encourage a dwarf child a little more because it will take them five steps to do what others can do in two,” said Zach shortly after becoming a first-time father, speaking from experience and adding:

“But I knew, dwarf or not, I was going to parent my child with the mentality that not everyone gets a trophy. You have to earn it.”

Passing along further medical information to her followers, Tori expounded:

“They do track dwarfism from 24 weeks to like 32-ish weeks. That’s when we found out with Jackson, but it’s never a diagnosis until they’re born.”

After announcing that they were expecting their first child back in 2017, the reality star confessed that they were anxious about their child inheriting the dwarfism gene.

“It’s a big deal. It is scary. No parent wants to hear that their child is different, no matter what,” Tori said during an episode of their TLC series, but she has since emphasized of course that she loves her kid unconditionally.

Fast forward to an Instagram Q&A this past October and Toru said she doesn’t put her son “in bubble wrap” because he “has to learn to navigate his world.”

She added that although the diagnosis was frightening at first, she has “the best resources at the palm of my hand and I was fortunate enough to have some background knowledge.”

As for Jackson’s future sister? We’ll just wait along with the Roloffs and see.

Tori, who has been honest about the struggles of this pregnancy, confirmed her expecting state on May 13 via the following statement:

“We are so excited to announce that Jackson is going to be a big brother! We can not wait to meet our sweet baby girl!”

Same here, guys! Same here.

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‘LPBW’: Caryn Chandler Just Verified That Zach and Tori Roloff’s Newborn Is a Little Person

While fans anxiously await the return of Little People, Big World in 2020, we’ve all been keeping up with the Roloffs on social media. As far as Matt and Amy Roloff are concerned, they both seem to be doing well after Amy decided to sell her half of Roloff Farms to Matt and find herself a new place. And their son, Zach, along with his wife, Tori, have exciting news, too. The couple just welcomed a baby girl into the world.

Since Zach is a little person and Tori is of average height, we know their children have a 50% chance of having dwarfism. And while the couple hasn’t spoken out about whether their second baby is a little person or not, other family members are spilling the beans. Matt Roloff’s girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, just verified on her Instagram that Zach and Tori’s daughter does, indeed, have dwarfism.

Zach and Tori Roloff recently gave birth to a baby girl

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Lilah Ray Roloff Born on November 19th at 6:52pm 8 pounds 9 ounces 18 1/2 inches long Welcome to the family sweet baby girl!

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LPBW fans have followed Tori on Instagram for regular updates regarding her second pregnancy. She announced back in May that her baby girl was due in November. And she and Zach welcomed Lilah Ray Roloff into the world on Nov. 19. The baby was born 8 pounds, 9 ounces and 18.5 inches long, according to Tori’s Instagram post.

The other Roloffs are thrilled to have another baby around, too. Matt, Amy, and even Matt’s girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, have all posted photos of themselves with the newborn on their Instagrams.

“My grand-daughter has my heart and is loved so much already,” Amy captioned her post. “She’s beautiful and precious and a blessing to our family. I’m so looking forward to watching baby girl grow up, see Jackson and Lilah hang out and spending grandma time with them.”

Matt even mentioned the “family unity” he experienced when Lilah was born on his Instagram post. “Out of the many photos taken over the past few days I choose these to share because they show the family unity that came together to make everything perfect,” he captioned his photo of him, Amy, and his girlfriend.

Amy Roloff already spilled about how Zach and Tori’s second child would be a little person

Since Tori announced her pregnancy, her followers have been asking her if her second child is a little person. As we know, Zach has achondroplasia, which is the same type of dwarfism Amy has. And Zach and Tori’s 2-year-old son, Jackson, also has achondroplasia. Many fans had a feeling that Zach and Tori’s daughter would be just like Jackson, but it was Amy who spilled the info first.

On a Facebook Live video, Amy commented that the new baby will “have the same type of dwarfism as her dad Zachary and brother Jackson. She will be a little person.”

Amy then also remarked on how wonderful Tori is as a mother and how she’s going to be the odd one out of her family now, too. “So, I commend Tori, she’s a good mom. I also commend her because realizing when you’re not used to it, she’s going to be the different one in her own family, instead of maybe Jackson or something like that,” she added.

Matt Roloff’s girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, just verified the facts on her Instagram

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Sugar & spice & everything nice… welcome to the world baby girl ! Newest Roloff is here and I didn’t want to let go. #LilahRay #mamasdoinggreattoo

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While Tori hasn’t made any comments about Lilah’s little person status, Matt’s girlfriend, Chandler, also made note of it on her Instagram photo of her holding the baby. “Sugar & spice & everything nice… welcome to the world baby girl ! Newest Roloff is here and I didn’t want to let go,” Chandler captioned her photo.

When one fan commented on the photo asking if Lilah was a little person, Chandler commented back, “yes she is an LP like her brother.”

We’re guessing Zach and Tori will talk about Lilah on the upcoming season of LPBW, as it’s filming now. But thanks to Amy and Chandler, we now know Jackson has a baby sister who’s similar to him!

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Little People, Big World couple Tori Roloff and Zach Roloff are parents again as Lilah Ray Roloff, their new baby daughter has finally arrived. So now their family of three is now a family of four. The doting parents are over the moon with joy as they introduce the world to their new arrival. Officially, little Jackson Roloff is a big brother. Here’s what we know bout the newest addition to the Roloff clan.

Little People, Big World: Tori Roloff & Zach Roloff Welcome Their Daughter

Little People, Big World stars Tori and Zach Roloff welcomed their baby daughter Lilah Ray Roloff on Tuesday, November 19th. She was born at 6:52 pm, weighing 8 lbs, 9 oz, and measuring 18 1/2 inches long. Lilah joins her 2 1/2-year-old brother Jackson Roloff. Certainly, she’s the perfect addition to their little family. The Roloffs first shared their pregnancy news with fans and followers in May. In July, Tori Roloff shared her baby’s gender.

However, the Little People, Big World celebs decided not to share whether or not their daughter had achondroplasia dwarfism like her father and brother. Tori Roloff only shared that she was progressing well and was healthy. Regardless if baby Lilah is average height or a little person, she will be well-loved and spoiled by her parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

LPBW: Baby Lilah Ray Roloff Is Here

The Little People, Big World family is a bigger today now that Tori and Zach Roloff’s daughter has arrived. The LPBW couple has yet to take to social media to share the news with the legions of fans. No doubt fans will be almost as excited as the proud new parents. Certainly, grandparents Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff will shower their new granddaughter with love and attention. They too have yet to share the baby news with their fans.

Hopefully in the next few weeks, Tori Roloff and husband Zach will share with us whether Lilah Ray is a little person like her big brother and proud father. So for now, we congratulate the Roloffs on their new addition and look forward to watching Lilah Ray Roloff grow up on their hit TLC show.

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